Hand-held power drills are made in two basic handle styles: the T-handle and the pistol grip.
If you use your drill for extended periods of time, the T-handle is probably a better choice because it’s more balanced and won’t cause fatigue as soon. The T-handle also is easier to control for precision drilling.
Pistol-grip drills are preferred by people who work with harder materials because the design allows you to apply more downward pressure directly over the bit—but never press too hard.
Drilling on unique shapes and pilot holes:
Secure a sphere:
Drilling holes into a wood sphere is easy with this homemade holder. Drill holes slightly smaller than the diameter of the sphere into the centers of two small pieces of scrap wood. Sandwich the sphere between the holes and secure with a woodscrew clamp.
Steady a cylinder:
A block of wood with a V-groove will hold dowels and other cylinders steady during drilling. Simply set the blade on your table saw to 45° and cut 1-in.-deep grooves from opposite ends, forming a “V” in the center of the board. Adjust the width and depth of the “V” according to the diameter of the cylinder.
Drill perfect pilots on the fly:
Take the guesswork out of drilling pilot holes for finish nails by chucking one of the nails into your drill and using it as a drill bit.
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